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Missy Mazzoli's Opera: Song from the Uproar

BBC SO Total Immersion: Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli with her hand up by her face and her hair blowing in the wind, with circular purple and pink swirls around her head

The UK premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s opera Song from the Uproar, the story of a woman who redefined the possible, performed by mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately, the BBC Singers and musicians from the BBC SO.

Isabelle Eberhardt (1877–1904) was an explorer, nomad, journalist, novelist, passionate romantic, Sufi, and one of the most unique and unusual women of her era. Missy Mazzoli’s chamber opera evokes her short, untrammelled life in words and music of uncompromising beauty and imagination.

Coming at the end of a day of Full Immersion in Mazzoli’s creative world, it’s an occasion in its own right: an overdue UK premiere of a uniquely resonant and haunting music-drama by one of the 21st century’s most original creative minds. Sofi Jeannin conducts the BBC Singers.

This performance will finish at approximately 9.40pm, with no interval

Produced by the BBC Symphony Orchestra

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